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from washington. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers say president wants the country to fall over the cliff. >> we were going over the cliff before. that's what the president wants. >> john boehner failed to get vets in on thursday. that would have raised taxes on people earning more than a million dollars a year. on friday speaker painer and the president left with no deal, each making a parting pitch. >> i asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle- class americans, protects insurance for 2 million americans and laze the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> the president's -- it would hurt jobs. >> reporter: the partisan bickering has put the country on the brink of a potential economic crisis. some long-time lawmakers dismid- by the perpetual gridlock. >> the first time i feel it's more likely we will go over the cliff than not; and if we allow that to happen, it will be the most colossal consequential act of irresponsibility. >> reporter: president obama says he'll cut his vacation short to hammer out
to 135 miles per hour. >>> president obama is back in washington this morning hoping to pull the country away from the "fiscal cliff." he took the red eye from hawaii overnight. senators are set to work today on a plan to avoid the so- called "fiscal cliff." but house gop leaders say they will not return to washington unless the senate passes a bill. with no deal on the horizon, a new poll finds the gop gets the biggest share of the blame for the stalemate. >> both sides here have a problem with the american people and it's why congress has 11% job approval rating. >> even starbucks is gettingismy for an agreement. its employees are writing "col together" on coffee cups in d.c. to try to encourage compromise. >>> hawaii's lieutenant governor brian shots will replace the late democratic senator daniel inouye who died of respiratory complications last week. on the day he died he wrote to the governor asking for a female representative to replace him. she made it to the final round of consideration but did not win the nomination. >>> and former president george h.w. bush is in intensive car
warnings from the u.n. in washington says it successfully launched a loaning range rocket this morning. the north american aerospace defense command confirms an object was launched into argument claiming they sent a satellite into space for peaceful use. >>> one part of the rocket fell into the yellow sea another fell into the east china sea. and a thirst part fell into the pacific ocean -- a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> millionaire fugitive john mcafee is released from a detention center. he was taken into custody last week after sneaking into guatemala from belize where he is wanted in connection with a murder. a guatemalan judge gave mcafee 10 days to get his immigration situation order is out. >> hope he is writing a book while he is going through all this. >> so bizarre. >> i would read it. strange, strange. >>> how about some traffic now at 6:14? liz, it's all yours. >> thank you. let's go towards the bay bridge. we are just getting word of a new accident just past the pay gates. the metering lights are on. so you can see delays now as far b
stand-up. this comes after his arrest in washington sunday following a bar fight and multiple arrests on the west coast. the last three weeks including one right here in oakland on november 14. he is scheduled to be in court in seattle tomorrow. and you have heard this guy before? you say he is pretty good? >> yeah. he has been on shows before and he's pretty funny. i don't know what happened. >> it's been a tough couple of weeks. >>> let's check the roads. >> gianna, that's your job. how's it looking? >> not so good. we have a laundry list of accidents. first of all, on the south bay north 101 at mckee blocking languages tracked backed up. 880/237, we are starting to see a bit of a backup there, as well. if you are working your way north 17 at scotts valley road a wreck in lanes. chp on scene. south 101 at cesar chavez reports of a traffic alert now. major report on the northbound side, as well. chp on scene there. we'll get more details but 101 slow as you work your way in both directions. north 280 at alemany accident on the right shoulder
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